Day 4 means another giveaway. Today, instead of another game, we have a tool that could be quite useful…a QR Code reader from PointpoRelease SW called Unboxed. QR Codes have started popping up on everything including magazines, signs, business cards and even public transportation. They store information like URLs, addresses and more. With Unboxed, you can unlock the information hidden within these crazy boxes. In fact, for about a month now, I’ve had a QR Code on my twitter Avatar has anyone tried it?.

I’ve been using a different QR Code scanner app, so when Mark at PointRelease SW said they wanted to sponsor a giveaway I decided to try Unboxed to see how it compared to my (free) app. I was instantly impressed with it’s simplicity and speed of recognition over my current QR Code app. Mark has been kind enough to provide us with a pile of codes to giveaway, so now’s your chance to win a free copy of Unboxed! Note that even if your device doesn’t have a camera, you can still take advantage of this app by reading codes that have been saved in your photo library.

Unboxed’s features include:
  • Optimised scanning algorithms to ensure quick recognition and decoding.
  • One touch scanning. No resizing or having to press a second button to scan.
  • Support for URL, text, SMS, phone number, YouTube video and email QR codes.
  • A clean and concise user interface, including tips on scanning.
  • Optimised for the retina display.
  • iOS 4 multi-tasking support.

Scanning a supported code will give you the option to then open a web site, view the YouTube video, send a text message, call a phone number or send an email. Codes currently not supported will be displayed in their text form for you to read the information hidden within. So, even when other readers give you a ‘no recognised code’ message, you can still read it with Unboxed.

*Please note, Unboxed works best on an iOS device with an auto-focus enabled camera. When using the iPhone 3G you will need to move the iPhone to adjust the focus of the code you are scanning.

We have a bunch of copies of Unboxed to give away to our lucky readers.

There are three ways to participate, each will earn you ONE entry to win a code:
  • Follow @OTGGamer and tweet the following message:
 I want to unlock the code with @UnboxedApp. #Unboxed“.

    Note: Tweeting multiple times WILL NOT increase your chances to win, only your first tweet will count toward the contest, so no need to spam your followers.

  • Leave a comment below, saying why you’d like to win a copy.
  • Click here, become a fan of on Facebook and either like or leave a comment on the post for THIS contest.

Each method above will earn you one entry into the contest for the promo codes, regardless of method of entry, you are only eligible to win one promo code per person. Don’t worry, your email address is not visible to anyone but us and will only be used to contact you regarding this contest.

The giveaway will run until 8:00 PM EST on Saturday September 18, 2010.
Codes are good for US iTunes accounts only.